Certification Requirements: Degree
Required Graduate Study:
A minimum of 30 graduate credits, either within the master's program or in addition to it, in the following quality components of preparation to promote student learning as set forth in N.J.A.C. 6A:9B-3.4(a)1-6, the Professional Standards for School Leaders.
These areas include:
Required Graduate Study:
If you have completed a program in an area other than Educational Leadership, you must send both official college catalog course descriptions for review AND an original letter from the Department Chairperson at the college or university outlining the course or courses in which the areas above are included. All graduate credits must appear on a regionally accredited four-year college/university transcript.
Complete a 150-hour internship in educational leadership independent of other course requirements. PLEASE NOTE: You must submit an original letter from the Educational Leadership Department Chairperson from the university where your program was completed detailing the hours and assignment of your internship experience as part of your application for this endorsement.
Praxis Test Requirement
Please contact ETS to register for the School Superintendents Assessment (SSA #6021).
You must complete five years of successful educational experience in a public or nonpublic school, a public or nonpublic school district, or a regionally accredited higher educational setting in New Jersey or out of state.
Please send in an original letter documenting five years of full-time educational experience from a school official. The letter should include information about full- or part-time status, specific assignment and dates of employment.
Please apply online at NJ Department of Education for certification through TCIS and pay the fee at https://www20.state.nj.us/DOE_TCIS_ONLINEED//login.jsp
After applying online, please submit ALL necessary documentation together IN A SINGLE PACKET to the NJ DOE in order to complete your application. Please submit the following documents: either US citizen Oath of Allegiance (or Non-US Citizen Oath of Allegiance and Non-Citizen Affidavit of Intent to Become a Citizen) , official sealed transcripts, copy of test scores, out-of-state teaching certificate (if applicable) and letter of teaching or educational services experience.
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Please click the link below to apply online.